The London to Brighton route is one of the most iconic distance challenges in the south of England, with people taking on the route on bikes, vintage cars and even on foot. The ultramarathon is one of the oldest events of its kind and attracts competitors from all over attempting to make the non-stop journey from the capital to the sea crossing the downs as they go.
The route is around 60 miles long and takes in both the North and South Downs as it meanders southwards to the English Channel.
There are two traditional start points for the route, one being on Blackheath in South East London and the one used here in Richmond, South West London. The route listed here is that used by the London to Brighton Challenge event and the route used by Jamie Richards on his run.
The quickest recorded time over this route is 10 hours 19 minutes as clicked-up by OScar Partridge in the 2013 race.
The women’s record is held by Anna Troup who managed the 2013 race in an equally impressive 10 hours 57 minutes.
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